'Pathaan' director Siddharth Anand, in a new interview, shared how a funny moment in the film was improvised on set by actor Shah Rukh Khan. The line was left in after Siddharth also laughed at the improvised line.
He was referring to a scene shot in Moscow, Russia where Shah Rukh's character Pathaan and Deepika Padukone's character Rubai aka Rubina are trying to capture the 'Raktbeej'. While the two agents have teamed up to work together, they formulate a plan to enter the facility to steal the Raktbeej. On the way, Pathaan and Rubina meet a Russian woman and he mistakenly uses the word 'boobles' instead of 'rubles' after getting flustered in her presence.
In an interview with Film Companion, Siddharth revealed that the line was all Shah Rukh Khan. He shared, "Shah Rukh is great at one-liners. He's very tongue in cheek, his humour. So I must say the 'boobles' line is his. He's very tongue in cheek that way, can I do this? I laughed. Now that I have laughed, let's do it."
Responding to the video shared online on Twitter, a fan guessed, "So deepika's reaction was real too." Another fan on Twitter commented, "It took me 10 minutes to digest the dialogue. Now it will take 1 day to digest this fact." Yet another fan added in a quote tweet, "KING KHAN for a reason."
Pathaan, also starring Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana, released in theatres on January 25. It also featured a cameo by Salman Khan who reprised his character of Tiger from the films Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).